Per Adam Rubin of the NY Daily News, Carlos Beltran has been placed on the DL, and Fernando Martinez has been called back up. The Mets also demoted Ken Takahashi (the major’s only lefthanded reliver who can only get righties out) and brought up lefty Pat Misch.
We’ll let you know as soon as we get word how long Beltran will be out. It’s going to be a LOOOOOOONNNNNG 15 days at least.
David Wright, good luck to ya. You’re pretty much on your own.
UPDATE: Wilson Valdez has been designated for assignment, and elmer dessens has been called up. Minaya says Beltran has a bone bruise, but he doesn’t expect him to miss more than the 2 weeks (so we can expect him in August, I guess. Hey Omar, if the injury reports keep changing, that forces me to be skeptical of all diagnoses.)
Essentially, the Mets brought up F-mart to help replace Beltran, and called up Misch and Dessens to try to freshen the pen.
Omar also annouced the Mets new theme song:
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